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good saturday morning to you all. voters could be going from the shopping malls this holiday season directly to the voting booth. new hampshire now threatening to move its first in the nation presidential primary to december. why? you can blame florida. also, more reported cases of infection and deaths related to that cantaloupe recall. and this morning we have an important warning for you. you could still get sick from tainted cantaloupe you ate two months ago. also this morning, the video of casey anthony that jurors and the public were not allowed to see until now. we'll show it to you and you'll see casey anthony's reaction at the jail when she first heard news reports that a child's remains had been found near the
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anthony home. hello to you all. this is your "cnn saturday morning." i'm t.j. holmes. let's start with new information and a new warning with about the killing of a leading al qaeda figure. the cia use add drone to kill an nwar al awlaki in yemen. they had been tracking him with drones for two weeks, much like they did with osama bin laden. al awlaki is blamed for inspiring the underwear bomber in 2009. the fbi and the department of homeland security warning about possible retaliation in the u.s. they say his death could provide motivation for so-called lone wolf attackers. another part of the story this morning, the question whether it's l it's legal to target a u.s. citizen. he was born in new mexico. that's a question erin burnett asked cia director leon panetta. >> this individual was clearly a terrorist, and, yes, he was a citizen. but if you're a terrorist,
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you're a terrorist. and that means that we have the ability to go after those who would threaten to attack the united states and kill americans. there's no question that the authority and the ability to go after a terrorist is there. >> we're going to have much more on the legal justification of the killing a little later in this show. also this morning, you need to check those cantaloupes. a lot of you are probably going to have this for breakfast, at least hope to. the cdc says if it's a cantaloupe from jensen farms in colorado, throw it out. no questions asked. just get rid of it. 15 people have died from an outbreak of listeria linked to the tainted cantaloupe. more than 80 people have gotten sick. and the dc is saying you may already be infected with the bacteria. you just don't know it yet. >> it can take a week 0 to three weeks afc you eat a contaminated
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product before you become ill and can take as much as two months to become ill. furthermore, some people may still have the jensen farm cantaloupe in their refrigerators. if you have a cantaloupe that's labelled as something other than jensen farm, then it's okay to eat. but if the label looks like this, that's what the jensen farm label looks like, then it is not safe to eat. throw it out. >> the listeria bacteria causes flu like symptoms. infection can be deadly. jensen farms recalled its rocky ford brand cantaloupe more than two weeks ago. all of those tainted melons are probably off store shelves by now. again, it's important to note it can take a while before you actually feel sick. they say up to two months. now listeria fear is behind the recall of bagged lettuce from a california company. true leaf farms. recalling tens of thousands of bags of their shredded romaine lettuce shipped to 19 states and canada and had a use by date of
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september 29th. let's turn to presidential politics and listen to this. voting in the 2012 presidential race could actually start this year. yes. in it december. that is because new hampshire is now threatening to move its primary to december. we could be doing this around the holiday season. they're doing this in response to florida, moving its primary up to january 31st. new hampshire is is traditionally the first primary of the season following the iowa caucuses. the they want to keep that distinction and keep it that way. they were originally scheduled to have their primary in february. florida throwing everything up in the air. now the decision could have a big impact on the candidates who are in and the uncommitted candidates like chris christie. heard a lot of talk about him getting in lately and also sarah palin. new hampshire has moved up the filing date for these candidates. it now starts in about two weeks and ends before the end of the month. that means anybody who wants to
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get into the race has less time to make up their minds or their names will not be on the ballot. 6:05. let me turn to italy now and a trial going on. people on trial for not predicting an earthquake. six scientists and one former government official in italy back in court today and they are facing manslaughter charges. they're blamed for failing to predict an earthquake that killed more than 300 people back if 2009. this case has raised a lot of new questions about responsibility and accountability for forecasters. scientists could face up to 15 years in prison. much more on this case later in the show. we will be live in italy. but let me say good morning to our reynolds wolf right now. reynolds, we talked about this a week or so in this case. can you imagine you giving a forecast and someone saying, hey, he wasn't exactly accurate. people had flood damage or god forbid someone got killed, and people would try to sue you. >> that would be very bad. very interesting how the case goes and the danger of it
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setting precedent for other spots such as the united states. i can tell you with good confidence we will see heavy rain today in parts of the northeast. that's terrible news because parts of the region especially in new york and back into pennsylvania has had plenty of rainfall since september. the now as we kick off the month of october we might see anywhere from 1 to 2, 2 to 3 inches of rainfall in pennsylvania and new york, exactly where they don't need it. we have an update on the tropics, a couple of storms to talk about. a super typhoon in the pacific all moments away. t.j.? >> we'll see reynolds plenty throughout the morning. the we have a piece of video i'm going to show you now and this video is video casey anthony's attorneys didn't want the jury to see, didn't want the public it to see, but you are about to see it now. let me show you through a surveillance tape from the jailhouse medical pa silt. that's her highlighted, casey anthony. this video is from 2008. and what you're seeing here is casey anthony. this is her reaction.
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she kind of rocks back and forth and moves around and shivers a bit. this is when she first saw news reports that a child's remains were found near the anthony home. there was a television there apparently where she was watching and saw this news but the remains were identified as that of 2-year-old caylee more than a week later. the judge originally said that the tape was too inflammatory to be played in court. casey anthony, as you know, was acquitteded of murder in the case of her daughter's death. her attorneys said caylee died accidentally. now let me turn to pittsburgh where several air traffic controllers are in trouble after letting planes take off from a closed runway. warning lights on the runway were damaged by lightning strikes, but the control panel was also damaged. that means they didn't know it was closed. maintenance workers may have been on the runway when the five planes took off. could have been a dangerous situation here. no one was injured. the planes took off without
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incident. the controllers are now having to take a refresher course as part of their punishment. eight minutes past the hour. troy davis is being laid to rest. this is a video of his memorial service. supporters wore i am troy davis. the georgia death row inmate whose case sparked international cries for clemency. he was executed september 21st. bank of america customers are threatening to just cut up their debit cards instead of having to pay new fees that the bank is proposing. bank of america says they're adding a $5 monthly charge if you use your debit card for anything other than getting money out of the a it tm. you heard me correctly. if you use that atm card to buy something, you're going to get charged a $5 monthly fee. that comes out to, you can do
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the math, $60 a year to use your own money. much more on the bank of america decision and what other banks are doing. that's in our 7:00 hour. well, i want to you stick around for a story you'll certainly remember but another part of the story we saw play out last night. a young boy got to throw out the first pitch at the baseball game. the first playoff game of the season. a whole lot more to this story. 6-year-old's return to the ballpark last night was a dream come true but it was a heartbreaking moment at the same time. we like to hear. ring, ring. progresso... ...switch our phone service? ...no, i think we're pretty happy with our phones. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. that's why i buy new charmin basic. it's very reasonably priced. plus, it's two times stronger when wet versus the leading competitive brand. new charmin basic works for my bottom line. and my bottom. new charmin basic.
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good morning to you. good morning, atlanta. sun not quite up just yet. joan jett -- >> nothing better than hearing
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joan jett scream as you look at the beautiful backdrop. >> some call it singing. >> i call it a blood curdling scream. better than any potent cup of coffee on a saturday morning where it feels like fall. it feels like sec football. >> the scream is going to possibly get joan jett into the rock 'n' roll hall of fame. throughout the morning we'll play some of these songs for you. but this song by joan jett nominated is thousand looking at getting into the hall of fame. >> that song is basically my life story in musical form. >> we're 11 minutes past the hour. let's get back to some stuff you know about. how is the tropical storm in bermuda? a tropical storm watch? >> what we have in bermuda is an interesting scenario. we have ophelia. just a tiny speck on this map. bermuda right there. we're expecting the storm to
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make its way to the east but still, t.j., this is a big, big, mammoth hurricane. this is a major hurricane and some of the strongest winds will go right through bermuda. from being in bermuda with hurricane igor, the island is built like a fortress, so they should be able to handle it. there will be widespread tree damage, power outages. we'll watch it for you carefully. bermuda is not expected to take a hit. that's the good news. expected to veer east of bermuda and halifax, st. john's where it will begin to fizzle out. a possible frontal boundary and then pull fast to the north. that's the good news. next up, philippe. winds of 65. this is a fairly potent tropical storm. this, too, will veer away more to the north. we're looking at ophelia there. no issues with either of the storms affecting the u.s. mainland. that's going to be the worst you're going to get. the next 30 seconds we'll show you the situation in parts of the northeast. it's going to be a damp one at that. a very, very wet month in the
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keystone state of pennsylvania and the empire state of new york. they can expect the potential of one to two, perhaps two to three inches of rainfall which could cause flash flooding this some spots. dry for you in portions of the southea southeast. plenty of sunshine -- actually some fairly warm conditions in parts of the northern plains, back into montana. especially in billings. 90 degrees for you trout fishermen. be prepared as you're fly-fishing. 65 in san francisco. 83 in albut cquerque. we're talking razorbacks and texas a&m. >> could be another bad afternoon for me. >> which would be fun. >> we'll stick on the sports fun. red sox -- the man broke the curse for them. all right? francona. two championships in boston in eight years and now he's out of a job after -- it was a really bad postseason or season ending drought that they had but,
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still, if you haven't heard by now, terry francona is out of his job as manager of the boston red sox. we all know exactly how this all went down, two sides having two different stories about it. the red sox, as you know, lost 20 of their last 27 games. they had a nine-game lead in september but then the tampa bay rays came charging and now they're done. take a look at this. >> i felt frustrated -- like i just said -- with my inability to reach guys i've been able to in the past or affect the outcome differently. and that bothers me. >> he's taking some responsibility there, as you hear. still a lot of people scratching their heads. he broke the curse. two championships in eight years. >> i think he's a great manager. i know we're not supposed to be biased but i am. he can manage but guys have to play. >> it's not his fault. you know he will land somewhere else. let's turn to another story.
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july 7th at the wall park in ar arlington, firefighter shannon stone, there he is catching that ball. after he see him catching the ball he fell 20 feet over the railing. his 6-year-old son is right next to him and watches his father fall down. the firefighter eventually died. now let's move forward in the story to what we saw last night and the son -- he made his first trip back to that texas stadium for last night's game. watch this. a great looking pitch and that will just get you. what you're seeing is the young man. he actually got to throw out the first pitch, the first playoff game last night. cooper stone is his name, 6 years old. but he threw out the pitch -- you see some people in the stands just crying at this
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moment. but he threw the pitch to josh hamilton. that's his favorite player but also josh hamilton is the one who actually tossed that had ball up into the stadium that his dad, that cooper's dad was reaching for when he fell to his death, so just a great moment last night for the young man. some of these pictures, that one is just great. it's his first trip back and he got to meet his hero, to throw out that pitch. you know he would prefer to just have his dad back. an unfortunate set of circumstances. unbelievable. >> just a great thing for baseball. a great thing for him. certainly a great thing for all of us. and totally taking emotion out of it, good form. good followthrough. good pitch. >> he's clearly a good athlete. >> unbelievable. >> reynolds, we'll see you later. thank you so much. we're 16 minutes past the hour now. we'll turn to the drama in a los angeles courtroom. michael jackson's final moments. stay with us.
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>> reporter: t.j., in week one, of course, we heard a lot of testimony from prosecution witnesses that were at michael jackson's house or with him in the hours and days before his death. and those people that were there when michael jackson was unresponsive and were trying to revive him. on friday we heard from those two paramedics that came to jackson's home and unsuccessfully tried to provide cpr to jackson. they testified to the jury that they thought jackson was cold to the touch and almost blueish in color, meaning that he may have been in that state some time before they arrived. the testimony prosecutors got out of the ambulance drivers or the paramedics was that they said they asked dr. murray point blank what have you given him? what drugs are in michael jackson's body? and dr. murray, they say, never mentioned propofol. next week we're likely to hear from the doctors at the ucla medical center, and they are expected to tell it a very similar story. that when jackson arrived with
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murray in the ambulance, they, too, asked what have you given him? and there was no mention of propofol. that, of course, prosecutors would hope would show a sign that murray was trying to cover up his tracks that he was using propofol with michael jackson which is highly irregular and is the reason he's on trial here because it caused michael jackson's death. next week we'll also likely hear from a couple of the detectives who were assigned to this case, and we may also hear from a couple of dr. murray's girlfriends, one of those girlfriends lives here in los angeles. that's where dr. murray had all that propofol sent. the other in houston, texas. she was the woman murray was on the phone with when he realized michael jackson was in trouble. t.j.? >> thanks as always to our ted rowlands. testimony will resume on monday. you can stay with cnn for all the latest. 20 minutes past the hour now. a ferris wheel is supposed to be fun, right? not in australia. a small plane crashes into the ride trapping people in the wreckage for more than an hour.
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24 minutes past the hour. now good morning to our "morning passport." saudi arabia has been in the news a lot lately. maybe some people were surprised to hear it, women up until at least a couple days ago not allowed to vote. also, still, not allowed to drive in saudi arabia. >> correct. it was interesting because last sunday king abdullah announced although women couldn't vote in this election, the next election, around 2015, women will not only be allowed to vote but run for mun icipal council. >> that's huge for him to say that. >> a few days late aer a woman sentenced to ten lashes for driving and he quickly revokes it. that is the point, he quickly revokes it. the cynical view is he's just doing it to appease the people, again, looking at the arab spring and saying that's not happening, what can i do to
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apieape appease people. he has a lot of opposition within his own government by the more fundamental or harpies. the so for him this is huge, for king abdullah who is seen as a reform earp. a again, it shows he's look iingo reform. now remember that in 2011 if a woman walked into -- well, up until june of this year almost, if a woman walked into a store and want ed ed to buy a bra and panties, she had to do it from a man sales associate. the what he's done is said women can at least sell lingerie to each other. >> okay. is this -- you say there's a cynical view there and we still have to wait some four years before women can actually vote. but, for the most part, i mean, this is some immediate -- not immediate action but it was pretty quick action and repetitive action by him. is this a sign of things will change? >> women feel it is a sign
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things are going to change and that king abdullah, and, again, he's between a rock and a hard place. he would like to bring back more reform. barbara walters interviewed him in 2005. he said he would like women to be able to drive. he has the opposition within his own government. so we're seeing a big change. but i spoke to a muslim rights activist and she says it's very anti-islam that women cannot drive because the prophet muhammad's wife, his first wife, was the most powerful businesswoman in mecca. so hopefully for saudi arabian women they will certainly be allowed to drive because at this point they have to have a driver and it's so ironic because the reason to not drive is that you won't be in the company of strange men and yet so many of the drivers come from other can countries and are strange men. so hard for us as americans, right, to understand women can't
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drive but hopefully will be able to and certainly vote coming up. so progress is being made in saudi arabia. >> vote and then drive. it's amazing it goes in that order. nadia bilchik, thank you. we will see you later this morni morning. something i want to show you now are some terrifying moments in australia. an ultra light plane crashed into, of all things, a ferris wheel at a town fair. take a look at this. the plane barely missed a 9-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl. got tangled up in the ferris wheel. dangled there for nearly an hour and a half. kids were finally rescued. the pilot and passenger on the plane finally got out of there as well. can you believe this part of the story -- nobody was injured. we have a political chess match going on, but not between the candidates. between states fighting over who is going to go first. after florida changed its primary date, new hampshire could be following suit, and we could be voting in december.
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the bottom of the hour on this "cnn saturday morning." welcome back to you all. thank you for spending part of your day with us. i'm t.j. holmes. we begin with a warning that's coming from the fbi and the department of homeland security. they are telling local law enforcement to be prepared for possible retaliatory attacks for the government's killing of anwar al awlaki. al awlaki was a key member of al qaeda, can killed in a drone strike in yemen. as chief white house correspondent reports this case opens up new questions about the legality of targeted killings. >> reporter: t.j., national security ex perts say typically in a situation like this there would be an administration wide review, then the president would personally authorize the capture or killing of a terrorist like al awlaki. but in this instance, the white house is staying silent on all of it. it's president obama's latest
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successful strike on a wanted al qaeda terrorist. >> the death of awlaki is a major below to the most active operational affiliate. awlaki was the leader of external operations for al qaeda in the arabian peninsula. >> reporter: this time it's different. awlaki was an american. this may be the first u.s. killing of an american target with no trial, no indictment. >> the problem here is that the u.s. has done something that i don't think it's ever done before. it has killed one of its citizens somewhere else around the world without any due process at all. this is about rule of law and this is about rules to keep us all safe. >> reporter: warren's organization sued to take awlaki off a terrorist kill list and loss. the white house wouldn't offer a legal justification for targeting an american. >> it goes to the assumptions about the circumstances of his death, and i'm not going it to address that. i'm not going to speak hypothetically. >> reporter: an adviser to the
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u.s. state department explained the government's logic for killing anyone on the terrorist capture or kill list regardless of nationality. >> a state that has engaged in armed conflict or in legitimate self-defense is not required to provide targets or legal process before the state may use lethal force. >> reporter: there's no question this administration viewed awlaki as a threat for some time. >> i actually consider al qaeda in the arabian peninsula with awlaki as a leader of that organization probably the most significant risk to the u.s. homeland. >> reporter: politically the white house has support from both parties, republican congressman peter king says, quote, it was entirely legal. and from a top democrat -- >> it's legal. it's legitimate the and we're taking out someone who has attempted to attack us on numerous occasions. >> reporter: so why won't the white house explain its legal justification for the killing? well, that would be a tacit admission the u.s. was involved in the killing and it would seem
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the obama administration wants to distance itself from an action that the yemeni people could perceive as foreign intervention in their country. t. jch t.j.? >> all right, thanks to our jessica yellin. we turn to new hampshire now. moving up its primary and the secretary of state is not ruling out the possibility that primary could happen at the end of this year. yes, december. around the holidays maybe even. now that's one possibility. it could also move to january some time but it's the first move of an expected multistate domino effect after florida decided to push up to january 31st. candidates who want to run to compete in new hampshire by october 28th. and wall street marking the end of a brutal quarter with more losses. the dow tumbled 240 points yesterday capping the worst three-month stretch since the financial crisis began. and some bank of america customers, and you may be one of them, venting right mao. twitter is one place people went
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to really vent. they are furious the bank is planning to charge them $5 a month to access their own money when they use their debit cards. credit researchers said most of the angry customers won't bail because changing banks is actually kind of hard to do. he said they will probably use credit cards instead which may work in bank of america's favor anyway because you'll then be charged interest fees. an important note, an important warning for you this morning, if you like those cantaloupes, check them and throw them out. if it's cantaloupe from jensen farms in colorado, throw it away, period. 15 people have died from an outbreak of listeria linked to the tainted cantaloupes. more than 80 people have gotten sick and the cdc says you may already be infected with the bacteria you just don't know it yet. >> it can take a week to three weeks after you eat con tamm mate e
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contaminated product before you become ill. some people may still have the jensen farm cantaloupe in their refrigerators. if you have a cantaloupe that's labelled as something other than jensen farm, then it's okay to eat. but if the label looks like this, that's what the jensen farm label looks like, then it is not safe to eat. throw it out. >> the listeria bacteria causes flu like symptoms. the infection can be deadly. jensen farms recalled its rocky ford brand cantaloupe. all tainted melons are probably off the store shelves by now but, still, you could have eaten one of these things a couple weeks ago and still could be another few weeks or even months before you get sick or feel sick. listeria fears are also behind a recall of bagged lettuce. rue leaf farms is recalling tens of thousands of bags of their shredded romaine lettuce that was shipped to 19 states and canada. it has a use by date of september 29th.
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rock 'n' roll hall of fame class. we'll be sharing these with you throughout the morning. something you may be sharing right now with someone, a cup of coffee. a lot of people need that cup of coffee to get the their day started. a study from harvard says coffee may be a good thing especially for women. it could reduce depression in the long term. let me join a professor of epidemiologist and nutrition at the harvard school of public health and senior officer of the study. good morning to you. let's be clear here, we're talking about the caffeine in the coffee is good for you not necessarily the coffee itself. is that correct? >> yes. good morning. yes. decaffeinated coffee is not associated with depression. that is how we know it is caffeine. >> how many cups of coffee are we talking about and over how long a period before you actually saw an impact? >> when we followed the 50,000
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women more ten years and those who drank four cups of coffee per day had a 20% lower risk of lowering depression. four or five cups of coffee per day is okay. >> now, sir, that sounds like a lot of coffee. what's the down side to drinking that much coffee? the caffeine may be good for you, but could you get some negative side effects? >> well, some people do have some intolerance. that is really an individual response. but in the long term, could hffr people who drink it regularly. >> now you said three, four cups maybe. now the more you drink, is there a greater decrease of your chances of this long-term depression? so if you drink three or four cups your chances decrease a certain percentage but if you drink six, seven, eight cups, do you have a greater chance of not getting depression? >> no. certainly not. >> doesn't work like that, huh?
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>> four to six is the highest level that was consumed in our study. i would not recommend anyone to increase their coffee intake. >> well, that's a good distinction to make and we're talk i talking coffee specifically. there are other sources of caffeine, particularly soft drinks. but is it specifically coffee here you could expect the impact because there's so much more caffeine in coffee than in a soft drink? >> yes. a cup of coffee is much more caffeine than a soft drink or even a cup of tea. >> can you expect it to have the same impact on men? >> most likely. a study years ago said a similar effect in men. we hope to examine this question in men, also. >> have you found -- and there have been studies over years that have shown beneficial -- some benefits of caffeine, have
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we seen anything that you would warn people to stay away from caffeine? how is it bad for you? >> well, not really for a regular moderate the intake of caffei caffeine. there is no adverse effect. people who never drink coffee or caffeine, we're not recommending people to start because people who don't drink coffee, their main reason and they may have an intolerance of anxiety. >> and the last thing here, sir, we're talking about people think they get a short-term jolt from coffee, drinking it every morning, but is it fair to say your results seem to say that there is a long-term jolt to it? is that a good way to put it? >> yes. we all know that a cup of coffee makes you feel better. the question is you don't know
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after 10, 15 years. so people who drink koch fee can be assured that there is no wrong in it doing it and, in fact, there may be benefits in keeping their coffee consumption. >> just to make sure, you're not working for folger's or anything like that, for some coffee company. this is independent, right? >> no, i don't. i have no relationship. >> well, i'm sure they'll be happy to hear, though, that there are some upsides, some benefits to coffee. we appreciate you taking the time and sharing this with our viewers, our morning viewers, who are up drinking coffee right the now. enjoy the rest of your weekend. >> thanks. my pleasure. 44 minutes past the hour now. and a story we're start to go get your comments on now, getting married with the option to renew. you get what i'm saying here? a whole new type of union. you can get married but on a two-year contract with the option to renew if things are going well. is that a good idea? we'll tell you where this could
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♪ sweet child of mine >> gnr. is that what they're called? >> you don't have that on the rotation? >> they're the jungle folks, welcome to the jungle. i know that one. that was a theme song for my four years of college. guns and roses, you heard donna summers and joan jett as well, some of the nominees to the rock
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'n' roll hall of fame. we'll have to see if they get in, get nominated. people have to vote. we will wait and see. >> i thought a day without guns n roses isn't a day worth living. >> today is worth living since you have your guns n roses. do we have any trouble spots? i'd like to start with that now. it seems it's been a little quiet, relatively speaking. >> we have a couple of very, very big storms in the atlantic. we're not expecting any of them to have any contact with the united states. that doesn't mean we don't care about our friends in bermuda. i think bermuda will be okay 0. the biggest threat is heavy rain possible in parts of pennsylvania, new york, both have been in the news for some flooding. more rain in store for them today. i know, we don't need it but it happens. let's hop over and show you what's going on in parts of the northeast. let's get you started with the radar. the plain and simple a lot of blue popping up, a little bit of green. we have the green as your heaviest precipitation. much of that is moving through parts of pennsylvania and back into new york. if you're tuning in this morning from schenectady, good morning.
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you can expect the rain to be pi picking up through the midday hours especially into the afternoon. here is the culprit, this area of low pressure will be digging its way to the east. right behind it cold air. you have that wrap around moisture that will keep things damp for you. flash flooding will be a possibility in places with poor drainage and places that, quite frankly, have been inundated with rain. the ground is saturated. it will cause some run-off. breezy conditions can be expected for portions of i'd say tennessee, ba being to alabama, even mississippi. the checking out some of the leaves in the appalachians, near knoxville, it's going to be delight follow for you. plenty of sunshine for the central and southern plains. up into the rockies, what we're going to see is not only a line of sunshine but fairly warm conditions. for example, take a look at billings, montana, a high of 90 degrees for today. keep in mind relatively dry heat so it's not the going to feel too muggy for you. 85 degrees in salt lake city. 83 in albuquerque. 71 in memphis.
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57 in chicago. and 0 degrees in washington as we wrap it up. 8 in tampa. >> all right, t.j., that is the latest. let's pitch it back to you. >> let me give you a warning, reynolds, on the next story. be careful with your chents. just be careful here. we're going to tell but a story, i teased it a second ago, marriage, not till death to us part but until it comes up for renewal. all right? >> a contract? >> with a contract. they are proposing this in mexico. couples in mexico city. if you want to get married, you don't just get married until death do us part. they are proposing to give you a marriage license that is temporary with a minimum two years. so when that two years is up, you re-assess and say, all right, we're still happy. let's keep this thing going. or you can say, this it didn't work out. and you're done and you don't have to go through the whole process of a divorce. they're trying to do this because they have high divorce rates in mexico city. lawmakers there are now proposing this and trying to
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help people out and spare them a difficult divorce. i don't know. >> wow. >> your producer is like, oh, my goodness, reynolds, watch your mouth. >> that is some scary times, some interesting things. wow. options, options, options. goodness. i'm just afraid there are times that mrs. wolf may want to ex r exercise that option and just pull the rip cord, you know. >> that's a good point. because people would be threatened for the whole two years. what, you don't want to act right? i'm going to drop you in a couple years. >> absolutely. understandably so, there's reason for concern can. i don't know. some cases might be kind of interesting. that's all i'm going to say. there are times you can give comments and times you need to just kind of zip it. >> this is a zip it moment. i put this out already, some of you commenting. one is saying till death do you part or until the contract expires, whichever comes forward. some say that's not a marriage.
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it's a business deal. others are saying, hey, with the divorce rates the way they are, why not? people do prenups all the time. that's not romantic necessarily. >> no. it kind of takes away a little bit of the beauty and splendor of marriage. >> you can send us a twee tweet @tjholmes and you're at what? >> @reynoldswolfcnn. i'm thinking i'm going to get out of here. >> close to the top of the hour, on trial for not predicting an earthquake? this is going on in italy right now. they say they didn't see an earthquake coming, but some are saying they should have. really? we're heading live to italy. get back on your feet.nutu three out of four doctors recommend the ensure brand for extra nutrition. ensure clinical strength has revigor and thirteen grams of protein
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has to be reviewed. the defense has said we -- if you're presenting these videos, we want to see them. what's interesting is what's in the videos. just a few days before that earthquake, t.j., there was a commission set up and it met to discuss what are the risks, what could happen in this region and others in italy, realizing italy is a seismic region. so, what did they say? situation is pretty stable, they said. we will continue to have small tremors but they seem to be -- the risk seems to be minimized. the earth is releasing energy at a very steady rate. one of the reporters then says to the scientists, so, that means we should all have a glass of wine. >> yeah, we can all go ahead and have a glass of wine. at issue here, t.j., if you're in your house and you feel a tremor, an earthquake, what are you thinking? are you thinking that the scientists just told us that the seismic risk is is severe and we need to start running, screaming out of our homes, or, wait a minute, they told us this is going to happen.
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that is what is at issue. the charges are quite serious. it is manslaughter. these scientists and one of them is a government employee, they could, in fact, go to prison for 15 years. and the point the residents are thinking about, t.j., and i was there. you're seeing centuries old churches crumble and they were in a state of terror for many weeks after this earthquake thinking, look, these scientists and the government told us this would be okay. for that reason we did not all of a sudden run screaming out of our homes. t.j.? >> the update for us. we'll check in with you again. thank you much. at the top of the hour here on this qnn saturday morning. one of the creators of doritos will be laid to rest today with his chips. we'll tell you what the family is planning to do at the burial today. ss. in just two hours you can have a noticeably whiter smile that lasts for months. hi. hi. [ female announcer ] two hour whitestrips from crest. life opens up when you do.
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as we come up on the top of the hour, a look at some of the stories happening across the country. one of the creators of doritos will be buried today along with his snack chips. arch west died late last month at the age of 97. the dallas morning news reports his family is planning a pretty unusual burial. they will be sprinkling doritos over his grave. also, out in san francisco, the bay area, a teacher is in some trouble for, listen to this, banning god bless yous after kids sneeze in his classroom. the health teacher says the ban here isn't about religion at all. he says the phrase isn't relevant and it disrupts his class time.
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top of the morning to you, folks, on this "cnm saturday morning." voters could be going from the shopping mall to the voting booth this holiday season. new hampshire threatening to move its first in the nation presidential primary to december, why? just blame florida for it. i'll explain. more reported cases of infection and deaths related to that cantaloupe recall and an important warning for you. you could still get sick from tainted cantaloupes you ate two months ago. important information for you this morning. also, do you have $60 a year to spare? that's good if you're a customer of bank of america. they'll take it. they're planning on charging customers to use their own debit cards. people, as you can imagine, upset. we'll let you know if there's any way around those fees. i'm t.j. holmes. so glad you could spend part of your morning with us. local law enforcement, while you were out last night, this is what you missed. police across the country were
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being told that terrorists could be preparing to attack in retaliation for the government's killing of one of their leaders. we're talking about anwar al awlaki killed in a cnn drone strike in yemen. now we actually have that warning that the fbi actually sent out. homeland security sent out your local police departments. it says that al awlaki's death cause add high level of interest on websites with, quote, violent extremist content. they say sympathizers here in the u.s. could attack because of al awlaki's popularity. the cia and others tracked him with drones for about two weeks much like they did with osama bin laden. he is blamed for inspiring the underwear bomber to try and blow up that plane over detroit back in 2009. another part of this story is the question of whether it's legal to target a u.s. citizen. al awlaki was, born in new mexico. that's our question erin burnett po posed to leon panetta.
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>> this individual was clearly a terrorist. and, yes, he was a citizen, but if you're a terrorist, you're a terrorist. and that means that we have the ability to go after those who would threaten to attack the united states and kill americans. there's no question the authority and the ability to go after a terrorist is there. >> you'll be able to hear the entire interview with leon panetta on the premiere of "out front" at 7:00 eastern time. if you have a cantaloupe from jensen farms in colorado, just throw it away. no questions asked. get rid of it. 15 people have died from an outbreak of listeria that's linked to these tainted cantaloupes. 80 people have gotten sick. the cdc says you may be
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inforgeted wiinforget infected with the bacteria but just don't know it yet. >> it can take a week 0 three weeks after you eat a contaminated product before you become ill and it can take as much as two months to become ill. furthermore, some people may still have the jensen farm cantaloupe in their refrigerators. if you have a cantaloupe that's labelled as something other than jensen farm, then it's okay to eat. but if the label looks like this, that's what the jensen farm label looks like, then it is not safe to eat. throw it out. >> listeria become tear yeah usually causes flu like symptoms. the infection can be deadly, as you know. they recalled its rocky ford cantaloupe. all of those are probably off store shelves now. expect to see the number of cases of listeria go up because it takes so long for some people to feel sick after eating these tainted melons. listeria fears behind a recall
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of bagged lettuce from a california company. true leaf farms are recalling tens of thousands bags of shredded romaine lettuce shipped to 19 states and canada that had a use by date of september 29th. five minutes past the hour now. voting in 20912 presidential race could actually start this year. you heard me right. why is this happening? well, new hampshire is threatening to move its primary to december. yes, you could be voting around the holidays. they're doing this in response to florida moving its primary to the 31st. new hampshire, as you know, traditionally the first primary. they were originally scheduled to have the primary in february. this decision could have a big impact on the candidates. they don't have as much time, of course, to go out and campaign. what about the uncommitteded candidates? new jersey governor chris christi, you've heard about him and his possible run though he says he's not going to and sarah palin is still flirting with the idea. they would have to get in, make
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up their minds soon. new hampshire has moved up their filing date. now starts the in about two weeks. ends before the end of the month. anybody who wants to get in the race, you have less time to make up your mind or the name of yours will not be on the ballot. i want to show you something now that casey anthony's attorneys didn't want you to see or the jury to see but we are now seeing it for the first time. take a look. it's grainy surveillance video from a jailhouse medical facility. this video is from 2008. you see her there sitting down rocking back and forth in her chair. this, we're told, is the reaction she had after seeing the first news reports that a child's remains were found near the anthony home. those remains later identified as that of her 2-year-old daughter, caylee. it happened a week later that the i.d. was made. the judge in the case said initially it was too inflammatory to be played in court. casey anthony was acquitted, as you know, of murder in the case. her attorneys say caylee died
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accidentally. now a couple of high-profile trials we have been watching this week. one, the michael jackson death trial in los angeles and the amanda knox trial in it taly. she was convicted of killing her housemate in 2009. the last thing the judges will hear before making a decision, they will hear from amanda knox herself. she'll plead her own case in court on monday. let's say hello to otalk about this case. all the attorneys can do all their talking but when she opens her mouth, is that what might save her? >> i think it might, t.j., and the reason that i say that to you this morning is because initially one of the big things that played into her conviction was her odd behavior, what the italian people viewed as inappropriate. she wasn't crying. she wasn't falling out. she wasn't grief stricken when
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her british roommate was found murdered. instead, she was kind of laughing and seemed a bit indifferent at times. then she implicated a man who we find out later had absolutely nothing to do with it, her old boss. then, her diaries come out, right, and they're talking about her sexual escapades, so a lot of her reputation was brought into that courtroom. and i think it weighed heavily against her. what we see now is a young woman who has grown up. she is is a lot thinner. she is a beautiful girl that they all saw and wanted to call names, and i think she has come to realize that her own behavior played a part in it. i think we're going to see a very, very different amanda knox when she testifies before that judge and jury on monday. >> when this appeal trial was different in that so much attention now -- so much attention on her reputation, now
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it seems it's on the evidence and we're talking about one knife, the dna seems to be in question. it seems there's no physical evidence anymore. >> that's exact hi right. it is a fair statement and what's really interesting this appeals process in italy is not what the american public thinks of. when we have an appeal, the lawyers send their briefs, their written motions in and they say to the appellate court, we think the judge made a mistake based on some area of law, some ruling, keeping evidence in, keeping evidence out, and a panel of appellate judges hears that argument. in italy she has a jury plus two judges who are rehearing all the -- it's like a whole new trial. and so the judges themselves appointed those dna experts so these aren't hired guns by the defense, which is a lot of the arguments we see in american courts, you can get somebody and pay them to say anything. the dna experts appointed by the courts said this dna you claim is the victim's could have come
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l from rye bread. that's the testimony. and the knife in the boyfriend's apartment where amanda knox cooked, of course her dna is on the handle. >> she testifies on monday if they rule that she can cut loose, is she free to go that moment and heading right to the airport? >> yes. you'd better believe it. she is getting out of dodge. >> holly hughes will be with me on the other side of this commercial break. that was one high profile case, the other, of course, michael jackson. if you weren't able to keep up all week, maybe you're working, a lot of developments. we'll get into it with her after the break. in here, anarchy meets order. working with at&t, doctors set up a broadband solution to handle data and a mobility app to stay connected with their business. so they can run the office... even when they're not in the office. it's a network of possibilities -- helping you do what you do... even better.
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testimony. we heard from the doctor who pronounced him dead, a phone call from michael jack some before his death, full details of the autopsy. is it clear to you so far, for the first week, what the prosecution's case is going to be and what the defense is going to try to counter with? can we already see this taking shape? >> absolutely and the reason we know is is because the prosecution has the purp so they go first, t.j. they have put up all these witnesses to try to establish elements much of the crime. they have to prove certain things occurred or did not occur in order to meet that burden. so they have called a series of witnesses and they've been extremely important because what they did first was sort of set the stage. the they played that horrible, horrible call where we hear for the first time ever a michael jackson we don't recognize, a slurring, very slow, obviously impaired person. we don't know what he's impaired on but it is sad. it's heartbreaking this hear
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this man. the so they start with the argument this doctor knew or should have known right up front this man had a problem. okay? and then what we find, that's a may 10th recording. they then proceed to say leading up to the time of his death what did dr. murray do and not do? and the argument here is that his standard of care that he gave to michael jackson was so deficient, so negligent, that it rises to the level of criminal responsibility. >> you say leading up to care, does it also come into play his behavior after we knew michael jackson was in trouble? there's some question about whether or not the paramedics were called quickly enough and they're testifying that maybe michael jackson could have been saved. >> absolutely. there are a couple of different principles operating here. one is totality of the circumstances. so they are going to look at the behavior leading up to, the time surrounding that actual death when he passed away. what happens afterwards, what do you do?
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the second is consciousness of guilt. when you have a patient in serious distress, who may already be deceased, are you going to still try and attend to the patient or, even more, there is testimony this man was first introduced to michael jackson by attending to his children, his children had gotten the sniffles, had gotten sick out in las vegas it. they went to dr. murray. so even if as a doctor, as a healer, a person who took the hippocratic oath, you believe there's nothing left to do for the patient, tend to the children. what the prosecution has put in front of the jury, the children right outside the room, the testimony was so strong that paris screamed out daddy and was on the floor crying. conrad murray does not go to see about who are his other patients. what he does according to the state's witnesses is start gathering up evidence, gathering up propofol, putting it in bags, taking down the i.v. drip, putting it in a bag. when the paramedics come and
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say, what did you give him? what is he on in an effort to save his life? he does not -- it's a lie by omission. he doesn't say propofol. he doesn't say it to the e.r. doctors trying to do something to save his life. >> absolutely needed to know that. holly hughes, we will be seeing a lot more of holly hughes as the cases -- one winding down and one getting started. great to have you back. we're at 16 minutes past the hour now. you have probably heard it by now. it doesn't matter how much you spend, you can use your debit card to buy a bottle of water that costs you $1 and then it's going to cost you $5 in a monthly fee for use that go debit card. the biggest bank in the country soon will start charging you to use your own money. can you get around this? [ male announcer ] it's a fact:
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18 minutes past the hour. ever a saturday morning you need to hear from this guy, it's this morning. everybody is upset. not upset with you. you'd wetter tell us something good here. talking about about bank of america deciding starting next year they want to charge you $5 a month for using your atm card. >> exactly. >> first of all, the reaction. what have you seen? >> oh, man. everybody is abuzz with this. this is what people are talking
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about. it didn't help they had outages yesterday early in the morning, the system was down. and so now they're making this transition, and this is what everybody is talking about. it sounds like david and goliath. goliath is stepping on the smaller guy. >> their explanation for why they -- they almost say they need to do this. >> regulation changes, they've been hand add new mandate saying they cannot charge retailers as much as they used to charge them for the debit fees. >> so they're saying they're out of money. we need to make it up. >> they're going to make it up with you and it's almost $3 billion that they'll make up with this $5 charge that adds up to about $60 per account, that's about about $3 billion a year. >> how many others are doing it? >> we've seen sun trust, wells fargo try it out and we're seeing these people kind of bring it in. $5 is higher than we've seen in the other banks but we're seeing the trend happening. >> is there any way you can get around this? >> one of the ways they talk
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about for $8.95 we can do it all e banking, all statements on line, all banking on line but you can go to the atm. you only get charged a fee if you use the debit card at a store. >> you can't walk around with that much cash. we just don't do it. >> it's not realistic for a lot of people depending on what you're doing. everyday purchases it may be normal. sometimes we spend $100 a day and less in a lot of cases. if that's the case, you may be able to be prepared. >> some people say, all right, i will give up the debit card. i will use my credit card. >> exactly. >> but your problem there, you might get hosed interest well. >> it's almost like what you really have to look at it and people are saying it's a smaller ba bank. a lot of people aren't realizing a smaller bank less than $10 billion in assets, a majority of the loans anyway right now. community banks, maybe even your credit union don't charge you. >> but they're not doing it now. could they eventually? >> could in the future.
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>> bank of america is the biggest dog on the block doing it, everyone is going to follow. >> a lot of people have problems because they got bailed out. they got this money from the government. got the bank bailed out and now we're paying for it. our tax dollars helped them to get out of this mess and now they're hitting us again with this fee. a lot of people are having a hard time swallowing it. >> i'll just switch banks. i'll stick it to bank of america. that's not easy to do. >> especially if you have direct deposits and accounts set up. it's not easy to do. a lot of red tape and hurdles. bank of america introduced a new account, a premium and platinum account. platinum is for people who have investments and other accounts certain is minimums. the majority of americans don't have it. >> carry cash or look into smaller banks, credit unions. >> that's what i say now. >> we just don't carry that much cash. always good to see you. >> the pleasure is mine. >> 21 minutes past the hour now.
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